Humane Society Executive Director Lynn Gensamer to Speak at Nov. 3 Exchange Club Event
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lynn Gensamer, Executive Director of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, will be the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Savannah’s weekly luncheon on Wednesday, November 3 at noon. Gensamer’s presentation will focus on animal welfare in the Savannah community. Approximately 100 people, including local lawyers, judges, accountants, investment professionals, sales and management professionals, and retirees, are expected to attend.
During her presentation, Gensamer will discuss shocking figures about animal suffering and overpopulation, including the following disturbing facts:
· An estimated four to six million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year
· More animals die as a result of euthanasia than all other diseases combined
· One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in just seven years
· One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in just six years
In addition, Gensamer will address common misconceptions about the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, its relationship to the Humane Society of the United States, sources of funding and more.
"The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is an independent, unaffiliated 501 ©3 charitable organization dedicated to serving pets and people in our community," Gensamer says. "We appreciate the opportunity afforded us by The Exchange Club to speak about animal welfare issues and concerns in Greater Savannah and the role of the Humane Society."
The Exchange Club of Savannah meets every week at the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds at 4801 Meding Street in Savannah. Lunch is served at noon, and the program begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. Non-members may attend but seating is limited. To RSVP, please contact Tim Beers at Tim.Beers@edwardjones.com. For more information on the Exchange Club, please visit www.savannahexchange.org.
The Humane Society accepts owner surrendered animals and is open during the following hours for viewing and adoption – Mon-Wed 10-5; Thu 12-7; Fri-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 and for intake Mon-Wed 8:30-5; Thu 12-5; Fri-Sat 8:30-5 and Sun 12-5. The Humane Society’s website provides tips to pet owners detailing responsibilities on how to care for and keep animals safe and healthy. Microchip and Low Cost Shot Clinics are also held throughout the year. For more information about the Humane Society, the organization’s thrift shop, and how you can help, go to www.HumaneSocietySAV.org or call 912-354-9515.